Friday, February 26, 2010

DIY Plate Hangers & A Quick Fix

Love a good plate wall? Me too!

What I don't love is the cost of the plate hangers. After thrifting for plates I can't bring myself to buy a mess load of plate hangers ($1.29-$1.99 ea.) to hang them. Not budget friendly at all.

Want to know how to make your own? Me too! Dang do great minds think alike or what? Click the pic for easy instructions on how to make your own from wire hangers! WIRE HANGERS..WIRE Now we can put them to use. Don't like that idea? Try Martha's. I think the wire hangers would work better for heavier plates.

Can anyone tell me where to find these plates or ones that are similar?! I love the shape and light color. They just look so purdy :o)

Here are my plates so far. They're neither here nor there in the looks department. Some I love, some I loathe. I do have some DIY ideas that I want to try before putting my plates up. Oh and my silver goodwill platter is getting some chalkboard paint. Idea via Sanctuary Arts@ Home. Doesn't that white plate need a HUGE initial in the middle?

I'm going to be out and about this weekend (in Memphis) looking for fabric for those craigslist chairs. I'm thinking about trying to whip this slipcover up myself for a temporary fix. This one was in a Country Living feature.

If you see any good plates online you think I might like shoot me the link! Or heck even if you know where I can buy this slipcover let me know :o)
P.S. Spellcheck suggested "Thrusting" instead of "Thrifting"! Dear Blogger it's not that type of party!


brokeintrovert said...

That's for stopping by. It made my day. I like the idea about using it for candles. Great, great idea. I also like the idea about the plate hangers...when I have some more time...I will check out the tutorial. That spellchecker thing was so funny!

Pauline Wiles said...

Oops, Blogger really needs to get more current!
Good luck in your weekend endeavors!

paula said...

love a pretty plate wall.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love your plate holders!!! Great idea. I'm going to have to try them out myself.

I agree it seems so silly to spend almost 2 bucks a holder when the plates cost next to nothing.

Fran said...

I love a good plate wall! Thanks for stopping by! The only thing that comes to mind when I see the plates you circled is wedgwood (india pattern). But, it doesn't have any pink in it. Good Luck!

Dayka Robinson said...

lol @ the spellcheck!

if you whip up that slipcover, i'm REALLY going to be jealous. hope find great stuff and the cover turns out great!

Anonymous said...

You know i had never contemplated the concept of plate hangers nor the difficulty in obtaining them but they do look lovely all laid out like that

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Adrianna,
Thanks for stopping by & your super kind words! I think we have similar styles & love the same beautiful stuff! I am really loving the pic of Heather Bullard's kitchen. lovely! Have a great weekend & happy plate / fabric hunting. :o)


Linda @ theLENNOXX said...

Adrianna, I love reading your blog, you always have so many cute DIY projects going on!

Redesign Diva said...

ok, yes Initial it up! monograms are IN! And about the wire hangers, honey I would 3M them joints...that double stick tape is the b-o-m-b! he he

Anonymous said...

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Nessa said...

I love the chair slipcover.

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